Friday, April 11, 2014

J is for Jump for Health with a Jump Rope


The jump rope is one of the oldest childhood games in the world.  Yet in our high-tech world, this classic game has all but become a lost relic.  Let’s revive the jump rope tradition along with rhymes your kids are sure to enjoy (think of the wonderful exercise they will be accomplishing). Your kids can jump rope singly or with friends using a larger rope.

Here are several rhyming games that your children can recite as they jump rope:

HOUSE FOR SALE
CAR WITHIN
WHEN I MOVE OUT
MS./MR.______MOVES IN.
The jumper calls out the name of another player for the last line.   That person then begins jumping.

“A” MY NAME IS ALBERT AND MY WIFE’S NAME IS ALICE.
WE GROW ARTICHOKES AND WE LIVE IN ALASKA .
The next jumper must then repeat the rhyme using the letter “B” and fill in “B” words (then continue to “C” and so on).  Pity the jumper who gets to “X”! 

Enjoy your day. Tomorrow is the letter K.
See you then,
Tania 

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